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ANZ Championship unveils draw for pre-season in Tauranga

Thursday 19 January 2012, 5:02PM
By ANZ Championship


The world’s best netballers will descend on New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in six weeks, when Tauranga hosts the official pre-season tournament for the 2012 ANZ Championship.

In a coup for North Island netball fans and a first for the league, all ten ANZ Championship teams will contest this year’s pre-season competition, to be held at the sensational new multi-purpose venue, TECT Arena.

Event organisers have been thrilled with the response to the tournament, with over 100 weekend passes snapped up within 24 hours of tickets going on sale earlier this week.

The competition will be played across four sessions from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March:

Session 1 Friday 2 March                   4pm-10pm
Session 2 Saturday 3 March               9am-5pm
Session 3 Saturday 3 March               7pm-10pm
Session 4 Sunday 4 March (FINALS)  9am-1pm

The teams have been divided into two pools, with teams within each pool playing each other once over Sessions 1 to 3. In the final session, teams from opposing pools will play-off to determine the pre-season champion and overall ranking.

Click here for the complete tournament draw.

Ticketing Information
Weekend passes are now available at Tickets to individual sessions may be purchased through the offices of Netball Bay of Plenty on +64 7 5710 886, or email

Tickets                 Adults (13yr +)             Children (12 & Under)
Session 1                 $30.00                                $15.00
Session 2                 $30.00                                $15.00
Session 3                 $20.00                                $10.00
Session 4                 $25.00                                $10.00
Weekend Pass*       $80.00

*Weekend pass holders will receive priority seating at all sessions.

The 2012 ANZ Championship season commences on Sunday 31 March. For further information, visit